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#181 Cru  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 5:08 pm

Utica, Michigan stores: CC about 40-50 people BB approximately 50 people Office Depot 25 people as of 7:45pm

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 5:36 pm

there were 2 tents at Best Buy this morning around 6am...last year at this time there were at least 50 people

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 5:39 pm

Coming home by Best Buy around 6pm, the line was halfway down the front, and there was at least one tent!

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 6:08 pm

Aboutttt 30 at CC and 10 at Office Depot in Buena Park CA. CC line has been there since yesterday. Bearly grew since then. And I started the Office Depot one at a lil after 1:30pm today. Lol. I usually never go out earlier than 4 but this year i needed a laptop. So it's gonna be a longgggggggg niteeee.

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 6:29 pm

Allentown, PA -- 30 degrees -- 8:21 pm Circuit City - 25 people in line Best Buy - 75 people in line, some with tents.

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#186 windowcleaner  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 6:48 pm

If I leave now to go to BB, you think i can still get something good?

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 6:55 pm

If I leave now to go to BB, you think i can still get something good?


Nothing that you couldn't buy online at Bestbuy.com right now.

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:16 pm

After Thanksgiving dinner tonight, my family and I drove around looking at lights, and passing by stores/through parking lots to see the lines. The only one I seen was at BB. There were 10-15 people out, with two tents. It looked like they were having fun. They had cornhole games set up, and had a grill going.

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:22 pm

The Best Buy I drove past today at around 4 PM CTS had about 15 people in line.

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:24 pm

we swung by BB on the way home last night and there was about 20 people in line already. funny to see tents out, lol.
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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:25 pm

9:30 eastern time about 25 people in line at Best Buy Monroe NC!!!!!

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:28 pm

Does anyone see a difference in the size of the crowds, lines this year other than lprevious years? Just curious

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:33 pm

people really amaze me that they have nothing better to do then to sit in line in front of some of these stores for days and hours before they open really nothing special this year thats worth waiting for im hoping for some better sales just before or after xmas after the intial black friday crowds die down

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:40 pm

no one at best buy by me yet.

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 7:42 pm

Question: How many of you ARE in line? I am!!! Best Buy!
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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 8:00 pm

Question: How many of you ARE in line? I am!!! Best Buy!




Question: What is so special you are waiting 7 hours before the doors open? I didnt see anything worth it, have actually seen better in previous weekly ads.

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 8:07 pm

Question: What is so special you are waiting 7 hours before the doors open? I didnt see anything worth it, have actually seen better in previous weekly ads.


Answer: I am doing this because its fun first off.. and secondly, because I am getting atleast a 50" Plasma for my newly constructed bar in my basement. Also, where I live, if you don't get to one of the 4 or 5 Best Buys early, you don't get anything good.
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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 8:10 pm

I am not sure why everyone is in line at our Best Buy, but there are about 30 in line and about 7 tents. To each his own I guess.

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 8:16 pm

here there were a few in line at BB at 10am. by 5pm there were probably 20+, none at CC or anywhere else

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 10:17 pm

if anyone is in line at TRU please post or what time you plan on getting there...i have never been EARLY i always get there when they open and would like to be there at 3-4 but not sure how the lines are there usally.;)

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Posted Nov 27, 2008 - 11:34 pm

People don't realize that they can get the same, or similar deals, online?! Hi, I'm lap49, and I just found the internet.

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Posted Nov 28, 2008 - 6:12 pm

I was in line at Menards at 3:30am (in parking lot at 3am) this morning. Part of it is the experience, part is that I know from last year what a free-for-all it would be & I had a few "must get" items. One thing that has really ticked me off is the lack of security outside- no organized way of crowd control. Especially after that security man was killed at the Wal Mart, I think that any store that does not have and carry out a plan to allow an orderly entrance could and should be liable. As with last year at our Menards, there were a number of people who rushed the door at the last minute, pushing aside those who had been in line for hours. Last year there was a near-fight as the time got closer. I was 5th in line, so when the doors opened at 6am, I got as far away from the crowd as fast as I could. The ironic thing is that I made a second trip about 10am, and the lines were a lot shorter & there was still a good selection. True, they were sold out of the very items I stood in line for, but there was still a lot there. Will I do it again next year? Well, we first 5 people made a pact to meet there again next year. We took turns this year saving each others' place in line while we warmed up in our cars for a bit. It was an interesting experience.... we'll see....

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Posted Nov 29, 2008 - 2:23 am

People don't realize that they can get the same, or similar deals, online?!

Hi, I'm lap49, and I just found the internet.


I hate internet ordering, I dont trust shipping, I like to see what I am getting in my hands and I think camping out is a blast!

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Posted Nov 29, 2008 - 8:36 am

I stayed at BB and the rain held off! And we got there thursday morning and were first. The guy who was first last year and second after me the year before got there around 10. We know the manager from doing this and better yet, he knows us and that he can trust us to keep the peace. At least in front. Seriously-if you are going to do this regularly get at least a nodding acquaintance with the manager. It pays off. Went for a RR break about 230 and drove by the local CC. There were about 150 people in line at BB. there were 7 at CC. That scared me. I know they are going through Bancruptcy but it really was a low show day for even BB. they had to have had at least 500 people in line last year when it opened, and this is a smaller area. ditto cc's showing. I've talked with friends who were at stores throughout the morning (I was passed out at home by 730, would have been earlier but had to wait for OM to open so I could get the Dragon software,) that the stores did stay steady busy so that is some small relief. It seems the economy and uncertain job future is seriousy impacting the shopping this year. I pray this won't get as bad as forcasted but am loosing hope. Thank God for this place that stretches how far my dollars will go. We need all the help we can get.

Edited by chimeralife, Nov 30, 2008 - 8:05 am.


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Posted Dec 2, 2008 - 4:52 pm

Does next year count? My son has already let me know that he will be happy to camp out the night before at whatever store I would like to be first in line for. Now to just hope that there are some good deals. Darla

Darla Who flies 800 miles (RT) to be in a town with stores for Black Friday :gdhug5:





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